LINGUIST List 14.417

Wed Feb 12 2003

Calls: General Ling/Error Handling

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  1. msgomez, General Linguistics, Spain
  2. m.g.j.swerts, Error Handling in Spoken Dialogue Systems, Switzerland

Message 1: General Linguistics, Spain

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 14:30:55 +0000
From: msgomez <>
Subject: General Linguistics, Spain

6th Conference on General Linguistics 

Location: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Date: 03-May-2004 - 07-May-2004 
Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Secretar�a del VI Congreso de Ling��stica General
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

All the information concerning the conference is in our website:
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Message 2: Error Handling in Spoken Dialogue Systems, Switzerland

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 15:12:59 +0000
From: m.g.j.swerts <>
Subject: Error Handling in Spoken Dialogue Systems, Switzerland

Error Handling in Spoken Dialogue Systems

Location: Chateau-d'Oex-Vaud, Switzerland
Date: 28-AUG-03 - 31-AUG-03

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description: 

This workshop is organized by ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop and
International Speech Communication Association and supported by CLIF
(Computational Linguistics in Flanders) and SIGDIAL.
ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop 
Error Handling in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Call for Participation
Chateau-d'Oex-Vaud, Switzerland

Workshop website:
Email contact:

Supported by:

CLIF (Computational Linguistics in Flanders)


Spoken dialogue systems in real applications as well as research have
attracted increased attention in recent years. With the limitations
of current speech technologies, both for recognition and understanding
and for speech generation, this interest in 'real' systems has led to
an increased awareness in the problems raised by system errors,
especially in recognizing user input, and the consequent confusion
they may lead to for both users and the system itself over the
dialogue. The need to devise better strategies for detecting problems
in human-machine dialogues and then dealing with them gracefully has
become paramount for spoken dialogue systems.

Invited Speakers:

Herb Clark, Stanford University
Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University
Mike Phillips, Speechworks
Atsushi Shimojima, JAIST

Important Dates:

Submissions due: March 1, 2003.
Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2003.
Deadline for Early Registration: May 1, 2003
Deadline for Regular Registration: June 1, 2003
Deadline for Final Papers: June 1, 2003
Workshop: August 28-31, 2003.

Submission requirements:

Abstracts of no more than 800 words in length (please state whether
this is a submission to a regular session or to the special session on
future research) should be submitted electronically by March
1. Details for submission are available at

Organizing Committee:

Rolf Carlson, KTH 
Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University and AT&T Labs -- Research
Marc Swerts, Tilburg University and University of Antwerp

Webmaster: Gabriel Skantze, KTH

International Scientific Committee:

Linda Bell, Telia Research
Lou Boves, Nijmegen University
Susan Brennan, SUNY Stony Brook
Jim Glass, MIT
Yasuhiro Katagiri, ATR
Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University 
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh
Elmar Noeth, Erlangen University
Norbert Reithinger, DFKI
Sophie Rosset, LIMSI
Alex Rudnicky, CMU
Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI
Marilyn Walker, AT&T Labs--Research			
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